BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.
LONDON: British Finance Minister Philip Hammond has warned that Brexit negotiations would be difficult, but said he hoped to maintain strong economic ties with the European Union.
PARIS: France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a 10-day-old baby in December who had being given the supplement, health officials said on Wednesday (Jan 4).
SYDNEY: A shallow 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on Wednesday (Jan 4), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was lifted.
LONDON: A group of British Airways cabin crew on Tuesday (Jan 3) announced a 48-hour walkout for later in January, in an ongoing pay dispute which saw the airline narrowly avert a Christmas Day strike.
CAIRO: With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.
COPENHAGEN: The daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, has been arrested in Denmark after months in hiding, Danish police said on Monday (Jan 2).
SANTIAGO: A wildfire ravaged 50 hectares of woodland and destroyed homes in the tourist city of Valparaiso in western Chile, driving the authorities to evacuate hundreds of people on Monday (Jan 2).
MONTREAL: Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organisation reported on Monday (Jan 2).
BEIRUT: Fighting in parts of Syria on Sunday (Jan 1) threatened a shaky ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, whose efforts to kickstart talks towards ending the conflict won backing from world powers.
ISTANBUL: One of the revellers at the Istanbul nightclub which came under attack during New Year celebrations described the chaos and panic as people tried to escape a gunman intent on killing as many as possible.
PARIS – Millions of people around the world shrugged off terror jitters to ring in 2017 in style, as Sydney kicked off the party with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up its iconic harbour.